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Sat Jun 25, 2016, 02:51 PM

Ants in my apple trees

Any advice on a non chemical way to keep them off? I've been knocking them off with the sprinkler, but they're right back when I remove the sprinkler.

Thank you,
Mog

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Response to mog75 (Original post)

Sat Jun 25, 2016, 03:17 PM

1. if you don't have trees above yur apple tree that can drop ants on it

you can get a tape you put around a tree to stop the ants,. You have to replace it when it gets full, but the ants get stuck and cant' cross tothe upper end.

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Response to hollysmom (Reply #1)

Sat Jun 25, 2016, 03:26 PM

2. thank you

Is it a special tape intended for just that purpose, or can I just wrap duct tape around the bases sticky side out?

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Response to mog75 (Reply #2)

Sat Jun 25, 2016, 03:53 PM

3. it is a special tape to keep ants and caterpillars out of trees.

I have carpenter ants and they chew the trees up, I also used to have gypsy moths.

You can get it at any garden store, it is not expensive.

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Response to hollysmom (Reply #3)

Sun Jun 26, 2016, 09:29 AM

4. thank you again

I will pick some up this week.

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